The potatoes did not disappoint...yes, there was garlic but there was another flavor that I couldn't figure out. The combination of the two had me convinced that I would be back and that I would eventually figure out the second ingredient.
I found a reference to Buca Garlic Potatoes on Miz Helen's blog earlier this year and knew that I had to try them. If they were anything like Buca's I was certain to love them.
Buca Garlic Mashed Potatoes
adapted from Miz Helen's Country Cottage
2 lbs (8 medium) red skin potatoes, washed (peeled or unpeeled, cook's choice)
1/4 cup minced garlic
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
Fresh ground pepper
1 cup grated Romano Cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
Place the washed potatoes in a large pot, cover with cold water and some salt. Cook the potatoes over medium heat until they come to a full boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and continue cooking until the potatoes are very soft. Drain the potatoes.
While the potatoes are cooking, mince the garlic.
Transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl or use the pan the potatoes were cooked in. Use a potato masher to initially crush the potatoes. Add the garlic, oregano, salt, a couple twists of fresh ground pepper, cheese, butter and about 1/4 cup milk. With a potato masher or with a hand mixer, mash and mix in all of the ingredients. Add additional milk to get the potatoes to the desired consistency.
Garnish with chopped parsley.
Notes: I would reduce the amount of garlic and increase the amount of milk when making these a second time. That amount of garlic was over-powering to us. I also needed to add more milk to get a better consistency.
I am sharing today at Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage and Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Rattlebridge Farm.